Help Us End Zimbabwe Child Marriages

ECM funds orphans and at-risk girls from the poorest sections of Zimbabwe so that they can attend school. We believe that no girl should be robbed of her childhood, health, education and aspirations.

Girls in Zimbabwe

“34% of girls in Zimbabwe are married before the age of 18 and 5% are married before their 15th birthday.” — UNICEF

When a girl marries before the age of 18, she and her family are usually poor, uneducated, and unhealthy.

More than 50% of girls married before age 18 face these problems and health risks:

  • Forced to quit school
  • No work or life skills
  • Higher risk of abuse and sexual diseases
  • ​Raise their children with no help
  • ​High risk pregnancy

“2% of boys in Zimbabwe are married before their 18th birthday.” — Girls not Brides

Our Mission

Preparing Tomorrow’s Leaders Today

End Child Marriages is supported by American & African Youth Leadership Foundation (AAYLF). We are a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving vulnerable girls from poverty by ending the risk of child marriage. We believe that no girl should be robbed of her childhood, health, education and aspirations.

We funds orphans and at-risk girls from the poorest sections of Zimbabwe so that they can attend school. We also combat gender inequality. We believe that women and girls deserve the same treatment and opportunities as men and boys and they can reach their full potential given the chance — we open that door for them to give them a fighting chance. They can earn an income and take better care of their family. This ends generations of poverty and promotes gender equity.

Hear from some of the girls we’ve helped…

Results

Students Rescued 

Take a look at where we have been and where we are going.

Meet the Founder

Bongai Ms. BMhloyi

Rescuing a Child Bride Changed Her Life. Read her story…

How You can Help

Programs

Sponsor a Girl

Your gift could transform her life forever! Your gift keeps her in school, gives her a voice, gives her a choice, and lets her determine her future. Empower a girl today!

Donate

Your one-time donation can help provide funds for tuition, educational materials, transportation, room, or part of the board for a child at risk of becoming a child bride.

News & Events

In the News

We talked with PopCulturePress about our upcoming Hats & Pearls Women Empowerment Summit. View the article below to learn more and get your tickets!

Our Partners

Partner with us and help make global changes to end child marriage finally. Together we can raise awareness and bring about lasting change.